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The 2023 BMW M2 Will Look Way Different Than You Expect

It looks like the 2023 BMW M2 will not have the much-debated long Kidney Grille

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It seems BMW has decided to distinguish the M versions from their regular counterparts even more. We already saw it on the BMW 3 and 4 Series, and their respective M versions. Now, we see it on its smallest sibling – the M2. Although the car is still heavily camouflaged, the kidneys are perfectly visible. Perhaps BMW did that in order to put to rest potential worries that, like the M3 and M4, the M2 will have the much-debated long kidney grilles.

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Those worried about how the 2023 BMW M2 would look may rejoice, as the prototype reveals its new kidney grille

A leak from China suggested the M2 G87 will indeed have a different kidney grille than the regular 2 Series, and these spy images confirm that.

You’ll be glad to know the long kidneys that span all the way to the bottom of the front fascia will not make an appearance on the M2.

Although at first glance, the 2 Series and M2 kidney grille seem to be the same, the M2 will feature a different mesh and looks like it’s going to be a bit more angular. It seems BMW is switching to more angular forms, as we’ve seen on updated models, like the X3 and X4.

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Moreover, the Chinese leak suggests different headlights, in addition to the usual sportier body kit. However, we cannot confirm it from the footage

The different front grille design isn’t the only thing that would set apart the M2 from the regular 2 Series. Apart from the expected more aggressive body kit, the Chinese leak suggested the M2 will feature different headlights. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that from these images, as they are still hidden.

The M2 will also have a bigger, curved dashboard, instead of the one we’ll get on the normal 2 Series Coupe.
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Instead, it will have the more conventional design, we’ve gotten used to, albeit slightly larger than before

As always, we expect more details to be revealed as the official debut nears. The BMW M2 G87 is scheduled to debut in December 2022, as a 2023 model.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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